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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 file photo, Egypt's midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika is seen at the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 have added one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players, Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terror watch and no-fly list over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization. Authorities also say they've arrested nine alleged Brotherhood leaders for planning to "disrupt order and security" on the upcoming Jan. 25 anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)
Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror listEgyptian authorities have added one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players, Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terror watch and no-fly list over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist organization
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Russian Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the military's General Staff speaks at a briefing in the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The Russian military says it has teamed up with Turkey to conduct joint air strikes against the Islamic State group's stronghold in northern Syria. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Russia, Turkey conduct joint airstrikes on IS in SyriaThe Russian military says it has teamed up with Turkey to conduct joint airstrikes, coordinated with Damascus, against an Islamic State group's stronghold in northern Syria
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Israel opts to extend military chief of staff's termIsrael's defense minister has decided to extend the term of Israel's military chief of staff by a year
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A demolished structure is seen in the southern village of Umm al-Hiran, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Israeli police say an Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel over a court-ordered operation to demolish illegally built homes. Local residents say police used excessive force to remove protesters, including live fire, and Amnesty International called for a probe into reports of police brutality. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Israeli Arab, policeman killed amid clashes over demolitionsIsraeli police say an Arab citizen rammed his vehicle into police officers, killing one before he was shot dead during clashes
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Egypt making progress with economic reform plan, IMF saysThe International Monetary Fund says Egypt is making progress with its economic reform program, although it will still take time to improve living standards for the whole population
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Israel expands missile defense system with new interceptorIsrael says it has expanded a missile defense system with the addition of longer range, more precise interception capabilities
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Street vendors displays their goods in front of a destroyed market after fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants in a neighborhood recently liberated from the militia on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraq military: Troops have 'full control' of eastern MosulIraq's military says troops now have 'full control' of eastern Mosul after routing IS from that part of the city
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, file photo, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Baghdad. Iraq’s prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Haider al-Abadi says he would like to see a “thorough investigation” of America’s decision-making that took the U.S. forces from “liberating” the country from “Saddam (Hussein’s) terrorist regime” to “occupying” Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)
Iraqi PM wants full disclosure about 2003 US-led invasionIraq's prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq
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Iraq's military says troops now have 'full control' of eastern Mosul after routing IS from that part of the cityIraq's military says troops now have 'full control' of eastern Mosul after routing IS from that part of the city
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Power shortages leave Gaza in the darkAt night, large swaths of the Gaza Strip plunge into darkness _ the result of chronic and worsening power outages
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$2 billion in aid sought for hardest-hit in Yemen civil warThe U.N. humanitarian chief in Yemen says about $2 billion in urgent aid is needed this year to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable victims of the country's civil war
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Israeli army: Palestinian shot trying to stab soldierIsrael's military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a press conference at the presidency compound in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Iran's president has compared talk of renegotiating its nuclear accord to "converting a shirt back to cotton," and says U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's talk of doing so is "mainly slogans." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Iran's president welcomes Syria talks planned for next weekIran's President Hassan Rouhani says he hopes talks planned for next week can mark the beginning of the end of the civil war in Syria, where Tehran has provided crucial military and financial support to the government
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File - in this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu should be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump Administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegationsIsrael's prime minister is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president
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Jordan charges 2 senior ex-officials in social media protestJordan's state security court has charged a former member of parliament, a retired major general and six others with incitement after they joined social media protests against expected price increases
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